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Failure to launch? Vector ousts Tucson CEO; rocket firm locks out employees

Vector Launch, a Tucson-based small rocket company, dropped CEO Jim Cantrell on Friday, locking the doors of its three offices around the country and cited financial issues in "undertaking a pause in operations."... Read more»1

Az 'Hyperloop' team doesn’t win international competition, but vows to continue

Dozens of students from several Arizona universities spent the weekend in Hawthorne, California, competing at the SpaceX headquarters to build a high-speed transportation pod.... Read more»

Rocket manufacturer Vector zeroes in on $60M contract

A fledgling rocket company based in Tucson announced a major boost as it plans to build out a factory here — a $60 million contract to conduct a series of satellite launches beginning in 2019. Vector Space Systems said last week it plans to hire 200 employees as it constructs a facility near TIA.... Read more»

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Small rocket company plans to launch big jobs in Tucson

Vector Space Systems, a young Tucson company that plans to put small payloads into orbit by launching hundreds of small rockets each year, will build a manufacturing plant at Pima County's tech park, near World View. The company plans to hire 200 high-paid employee as they build its 40-foot-tall rockets.... Read more»

Lawmakers complain about monopoly space launch deal

The top house intelligence committee lawmakers say the Air Force is about to spend too much on one of its favorite contractors.... Read more»

Private space industry eyes Texas' open spaces

Home to NASA's Johnson Space Center, Texas is no stranger to the field of space exploration. But now the state could become a hub for a new space economy — one based in the private sector. Some environmentalists are concerned.... Read more»

Proposed SpaceX launch site draws environmental worry

A proposed launch pad site in Texas has raised concerns among environmentalists and the Texas Parks and Wildlife Service over the potential impact on endangered wildlife.... Read more»